The Second Harvest Hero Sweepstakes presented by Moneris have gone national and are running from coast to coast to coast! Wherever you are, you can help fight hunger and food insecurity across Canada while getting the chance to win one of 20 amazing prizes.*
When Purpose Investments Inc. surpassed its milestone of $10 billion in assets under management, the firm celebrated by giving back. Purpose recently announced its generous $100,000 donation as well as at least 1,000 volunteering hours over a four-year partnership with Second Harvest.
We know how challenging winter can be for so many Canadians, especially now with hunger and uncertainty at all-time highs. Now is the time to give and support our local community members in need. Here are a handful of holiday heroes and their stories of good deeds to inspire us through the holiday season.
Hosting family and friends is not in the card for this holiday season but this doesn’t mean we can’t share food with neighbours and our community. The Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre has supplied this simple, yet yummy Coconut Drop recipe with that in mind.
Second Harvest is committed to getting food to Canadians experiencing hunger. During the pandemic, our charitable work has grown increasingly important to ensure everyone has access to the food they need to nourish themselves and their families.
At Second Harvest, we love our volunteers! And while COVID-19 continues to restrict in-person volunteering, we still need your help to get much-needed food to people in need during the holidays.
The drop-in meal program at Church of the Redeemer is a safe and welcoming space where their community can feel valued and take steps towards healing and transformation. Click below to get this yummy recipe.
Expecting to reach three million pounds of food distributed to food shelters and charities across all provinces by the end of the year, Second Harvest is thrilled to have such a capable distribution partner.
The next time you stop at Quesada, you may notice Second Harvest featured on the Quesada Kindness menu as a recipient for a portion of the proceeds from some items on that menu until Dec. 31, 2020.
When Mihail found out he was one of two Early Bird prize winners, he could barely contain his excitement. “I was super excited to win but this is the kind of lottery where nobody loses.”
Believe to Achieve is an organization that serves children from 6 to 12-years-old in an after school program and children 13 and above in a youth program. This delicious recipe was provided for the Second Harvest Cookbook.
Team Second Harvest will be virtual for the annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon charity challenge and we hope you will join us! Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 which will allow us to rescue and deliver enough fresh, healthy food for 40,000 meals for people experiencing hunger.
In Canada alone, 58% of all food produced is lost. This is socially unjust and ecologically unsustainable. But you can do something about it. Join our free online learning sessions and learn how to reduce and recover your food waste where you live and work.
Second Harvest is proud to have been chosen as one of the Canadian organizations included in this year’s 24 Good Deeds calendar, where counting down to Christmas also means giving back! It’s the perfect way to countdown for friends, family and co-workers alike!
Goodwill mixed with corporate might, physical strength and a dash of laughter are a powerful combination. This is especially true when it sheds light on the important work surrounding food rescue and hunger relief. Such was the case at Second Harvest’s second annual Hero Truck Pull challenge.
After a decade of volunteering with the St. Lawrence Market Food Rescue team, Una and Tracy are hanging up their aprons. We spoke to them about the importance (and rewards) of rescuing good, fresh food from the market and delivering to social services organizations.